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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Kate Goddenand

Lecturer University of WestminsterFood Security and Nutrition


Location: London, UK


Kate Godden is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster. She is also a food security and nutrition adviser who has specialized in the humanitarian and development sectors since 1990. Her primary focus is on under-nutrition. She has an MSc from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and is registered with the UK Nutrition Society as a Public Health Nutritionist. Her teaching inputs are to the postgraduate programme running modules in Food Security, and Nutrition and Programme Planning for the MSc in International Public Health Nutrition. Additionally, she leads an intensive standalone short course and Nutrition in Emergencies. She has worked in the UK and in many other countries carrying out consultancy work for DfiD,UN agencies and NGOs, largely conducting the needs assessment, reviewing proposals and running independent evaluations.